The seventh LOUD WOMEN Fest will be held on 16 September 2023 at Rich Mix in London and for the first time, they are able to make this an ALL-AGES event. Parents can bring children and teens along to be inspired and entertained by this now world-famous showcase of the very best new female and non-binary talent rising up from the grassroots and alternative music scene.
This will be their most international showcase yet, with performances from Breezy (Germany), Hipersona (Turkey), ShyGodwin (USA), The Dollheads (USA) and Vernon Jane (Ireland). Plus UK rising stars and scene stalwarts including COWZ, FFSYTHO?!, I, Doris, LibraLibra, PUSSYLIQUOR, Samba Sisters, Sassyhiya, Shallow Honey, The Empty Page, The Kut, Where We Sleep and WOLFS. They will also be joined by empowering speakers and guests such as Safe Gigs for Women, Bloody Good Period, Janine Booth, Janey Starling – Level Up and Alliance for Choice (Northern Ireland).
Now in its seventh iteration, the not-for-profit Fest is firmly established as the alternative music women’s ‘pipeline’ between grassroots and bigger festival stages -the same pipeline Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis recently said needed support in order to develop the female headliners of the future.
LOUD WOMEN’s founder, musician and lecturer Cassie Fox said “There’s absolutely no excuse in 2023 for festivals not to be booking at least 50% female musicians. Gender equality makes all areas of life more balanced and harmonious – especially in music!”
Previous incarnations of the Fest, which started in 2015, have showcased the most exciting newcomers on the DIY, punk and indie scene, such as Nova Twins, Big Joanie, Grace Petrie, Desperate Journalist, Petrol Girls, Pleasure Venom, ARXX and Lambrini Girls. Building quite a following over the years, LOUD WOMEN received nearly 1,000 applications this year from all over the world from artists wanting to play the forthcoming Fest.
Tickets are available here. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, and will need a (£5) ticket. Ear-defenders are recommended for small ears.
The Full line up is as follows:
- Breezy (Germany)
- Hipersona (Turkey)
- ShyGodwin (USA)
- The Dollheads (USA)
- Vernon Jane (Ireland)
- Gold Baby
- House of Women
- I, Doris
- Samba Sisters
- Shallow Honey
- The Empty Page
- The Kut
- Vulva Voce
- Where We Sleep
PLUS they will be joined by empowering speakers and guests:
- Safe Gigs for Women
- Bloody Good Period
- Janine Booth
- Janey Starling – Level Up
- Alliance for Choice (Northern Ireland)